“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Ysabella “Bella” Roxas Ysmael of Parañaque City knows what she wants – more than any period in the long stretch of the competition that has entered its 9th month by now.
As author Haruki Murakami once wrote, “Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.”
Photo and Makeup: Guillano Valenzuela
Hair: Jeff Valenzuela
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“If I don’t feel confident about my body, I’m not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It’s all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it’s fitness or whatever. It’s about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.” – Kim Kardashian
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Ysabella “Bella” Roxas Ysmael of Parañaque City proves that physical fitness is paramount to her daily routine. These shots show us. And how❣️
Photography: Niccolo Cosme
Make-up: Guillano Valenzuela
Hair: Jeff Valenzuela
Stylist: Joel Ontong
Creative Direction: Robert Caindoc
Swimwear: PauLina by Mikee Andrei
By the way, have you seen the ballet interpretation of Ysabella “Bella” Roxas Ysmael of Parañaque City to the “Mabuhay” opening number of Miss Universe 1994? Watch below.
Sharing with you last night’s Live Chat of the Ashties with Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates Bella Ysmael and Christelle Abello with The Camp.
Christelle of Aklan
For the past number of months, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Christelle Abello of Aklan has been living by herself in Manila – and in the midst of the most challenging period in the global pandemic crisis to date. This beautiful and gentle soul is the easiest to please. Give her the constant company of a dear loved one and she is all set to conquer everything that comes her way. If there is anything intangible that COVID19 gave her, it would be the strength of character that lifted her past this lonely period in life.
“My advocacy pertains to all Filipinos all over the world. As an Aklanon living in the United States, I saw the importance of Filipinos giving back to their roots, and giving back in the most meaningful way possible. The Philippines is a beautiful nation, but she faces many painful challenges, whether it’s poverty, natural calamities, diseases, and many others that test the will of our people. My passion is to raise awareness to all our kababayans worldwide to be active and engaged with the multitude of issues that exist in our country. My advocacy aims to call for all global Filipinos to be educated, compassionate, and relentlessly engaged with whatever dire issue(s) that resonate in their hearts. The true essence of my advocacy is centered on the idea of Filipino unity across the globe and give ourselves the best way we possibly can to our beloved Philippines.
This pandemic has taken the biggest toll on all of us, but I took it as an opportunity to take action. I admit, quarantine has definitely been a struggle because I am away from my loved ones. But as we face this worldwide crisis, I didn’t want to focus on what we couldn’t do, but on the GOOD we CAN do. Since we’ve been instructed to stay inside, I utilized the power of social media to start an online fundraiser to assist with our fellow Filipino front-liners, healthcare workers, enforcers, and the rest of our country men who have no choice but to work to ensure their daily necessities.”
Christelle’s fundraiser, called Kapit-Bisig Tayo, was a success as she had raised a total of $1,225. She is thankful for the people who supported her project because together, help was given in their own little way. The proceeds were distributed among six (6) different organizations. Half of the funds were donated to the Philippine General Hospital to assist with PPEs and other medical supplies for our healthcare workers. The other half was split among five (5) projects, four of which were dedicated to needs in Aklan to assist with PPEs and relief goods for the families who really need it at this time. The last project provided six (6) sacks of rice to her mother’s province in Silang, Cavite.
Bless your heart, Christelle. You are one of the few “real” individuals I have personally met and become friends with in recent times. And I am pretty confident that she can do a lot more if given the bigger platform to work with.
This coming Monday, three #PhenomenalWomen will do a live video chat to give you updates about themselves.
The ABC of #TheCamp – Alaiza Malinao, Bella Ysmael and Christelle Abello – will engage everyone in a feel-good session of positive talks, a dash of Q&A and interesting infos you might not yet know about them – with your blogger in a special appearance as online moderator!
April 6 (Monday), 8:00pm Facebook Live on The CAMP Official page.
Don’t miss it❣️
#alaizamalinao #bellaysmael #christelleabello #missuniversephilippines
I know that some of you are still in the dark about The Camp – the newest group that has started to hit the national pageant scene.
The CAMP stands for Coaches, Advisers, and Muses for Pageantry. It is a transnational-based community of pageant enthusiasts who are committed to training aspiring pageant queens into empowered and confident women who are poised to make a significant mark in the global pageant stage. Our members are based in the US, Singapore, Australia, and the Philippines.
It is not a breakaway, branch or derivative of a previous or existent pageant group. When the group was built, the members promised each other that they would stay away from the limelight. It was never about them or their personal interests, but the women they aspire to hone and train to bring pride and glory to the country.
Bella Ysmael, Alaiza Malinao and Christelle Abello for The Camp
Bella Ysmael, Alaiza Malinao and Christelle Abello are their inaugural beauties for Miss Universe Philippines 2020.
#bellaysmael #alaizamalinao #christelleabello